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Tell Gov. Christie to guarantee PATH train overnight service NJ/NYC

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie underestimates the importance of overnight PATH service. Christie proved this by endorsing a report by the Governors of NJ and NY that proposes eliminating overnight PATH service. This 1am “curfew” will significantly affect our jobs, local businesses, and our personal lives. Please join me in signing this petition for Port Authority to guarantee the PATH overnight service. The PATH train — which connects New York City with Jersey City, Newark, Harrison and Hoboken — is one of the busiest mass transit systems in the country, averaging 73 million annual riders over the past five years. Late night train operation is a key selling point for our New Jersey cities, not just for recreational use but also for working families who rely on the service to provide for their families.
Sign the Petition to guarantee PATH train overnight service NJ/#NYC. #Hoboken #JerseyCity #Newark http://goo.gl/mfZ8TS Posted by Ronald Bautista on Monday, December 29, 2014

Meeting for the Creation of the Center for ‪Ecuadorian‬ Studies

Great meeting with Professor Maria Amelia Viteri (FLACSO), Carlos Guevara (Organizacion Juventud Ecuatoriana), Marcelo Rodriguez (Grupo Parada), Diana Araujo (Activist), and Professor Hugo Benavides (Fordham University).   The meeting with this Executive Committee was to look for ways to establish the Center for ‪‎Ecuadorian‬ Studies at Fordham University.

An Effective Voice in the Community

I had the opportunity to find a great quote after teaching a Social Media Fundamentals class for small businesses.  At the ‪NYC‬ Business Solutions’ building, the quote said:
“People who have no effective voice in the ‪‎community‬ they inhabit, nor control over its resources, are only tenants on someone else’s land.”